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    An exploration of the twentieth century's wars and revolutions, booms and busts, dictators and democratic forces, providing a secure historical basis for understanding today's complex globalised world.

    The twentieth century created a new world. This paper is essential for students who major in History, and it also complements studies in a wide range of subjects, including law, politics, psychology, anthropology, English, geography and marketing.

    About this paper

    Paper title The Global Twentieth Century
    Subject History
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $981.75
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    Schedule C
    Arts and Music

    Professor Tony Ballantyne -

    Teaching staff

    Co-ordinator: Professor Tony Ballantyne


    Associate Professor Miranda Johnson

    Professor Mark Seymour

    Professor Tony Ballantyne

    Teaching Arrangements

    This is a team taught paper.


    All required course materials will be made available electronically via the library.

    Course outline

    Available on Blackboard.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Global perspective, Critical thinking, Research, Self-motivation.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Be equipped with a clear sense of the general shape of world history in the 20th century and the interrelationship of events, ideologies and personalities
    • Have a sound grasp of the concepts, terms and methodolgies historians use


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 13:00-13:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    A1 Monday 14:00-14:50 30-34, 38-40
    A2 Monday 16:00-16:50 30-34, 38-40
    A3 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 30-34, 38-40
    A4 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 30-34, 38-40
    A5 Wednesday 11:00-11:50 30-34, 38-40
    A6 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 30-34, 38-40
    A7 Thursday 11:00-11:50 30-34, 38-40
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